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Agency Using New Scale To Grade Lake Erie Algae

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8:42PM
July
12, 2014

Researchers are adding a new wrinkle to how they will forecast the yearly algae outbreaks on Lake Erie.

Former OSU Pediatrician Gets 12 Months In Child Porn Case

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Pelloski cited a troubled childhood and his own sexual abuse as a boy in seeking a lighter sentence.
12:15PM
July
11, 2014

A former top pediatrician at Ohio State University is headed to prison after pleading guilty to a child pornography charge.

Men Charged With Leaving Overdose Victim On Roadside

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The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says Nicholas McCord (left) and Corey Roberts (center) left Jordyn Hollingsworth's body on a roadside after she died of a heroin overdose.
8:50AM
July 9, 2014

Two local men are charged with abuse of a corpse after police say they dumped a woman’s body on a secluded road after she died from an apparent heroin overdose.

West Nile Virus Found In Columbus Mosquitoes

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Columbus health officials say the West Nile Virus has been found in mosquitoes on south side.
12:00PM
July
8, 2014

Columbus Public Health Commissioner Dr. Teresa Long has confirmed that two pools of mosquitoes collected by health officials have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

Maggots Found In Food At Prisons In Marysville, Trumbull County

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Aramark Correctional Services is a private company with the contract to feed Ohio prison inmates.
8:31AM
July
8, 2014

The private company charged with feeding Ohio prison inmates says maggots were found in food and serving equipment at two Ohio prisons.

More Than A Thousand People Ban Themselves At Ohio Gambling Sites

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As gambling expands in the state, more Ohioans ban themselves from gaming venues
7:43PM
July
5, 2014

More than a thousand potential gamblers are now banning themselves from Ohio’s casinos and racinos as the state’s gambling industry expands.

U.S. Supreme Court Sends Shelby County Case Back To Lower Court

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The order comes after its ruling Monday that businesses can now lodge religious objections to the coverage.
8:04AM
July
2, 2014

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered further review in a case involving Ohio business owners who challenged the birth control mandate under the new federal health care law.

Columbus Firefighter Critical After Lightning Strike

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A Columbus firefighter struck by lightning during the weekend remains in critical condition..
2:19PM
June 30, 2014

Authorities say a central Ohio firefighter remained in critical condition two days after he went into cardiac arrest when lightning struck outside a soccer stadium before an MLS game.

Closely Held Companies Can Refuse To Cover Contraception, Supreme Court Says

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Customers enter a Hobby Lobby store in Antioch, Calif., this past spring. The Supreme Court is ruling on the crafts store chain's resistance to portions of the Affordable Care Act. The store's owners cite their religious freedom.
11:13AM
June
30, 2014

The case, Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, is perhaps the most important decision of the term. It centers on the Affordable Care Act’s guarantee of no-cost prescription contraception.

Ohio Ranks Near Top In Hazardous Chemical Spills

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A 2012 train derailment in Columbus caused at least three cars each carrying 30,000 gallons of ethanol to explode.
8:22AM
June 30, 2014

Since 2005, Ohio has had 256 serious incidents involving hazardous material releases during transport. That puts the state third in the nation behind only California and Texas.